CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1974 to 1976

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday nights from December 1974 to May 1975. Aired November 1975 to March, 1976.

This was a program of original dramatic works for television, created by John Hirsch, then head of CBC Drama. Hirsch simply revived a version of Playhouse 90, popular during the 1950s. The works on Performance offered more contemporary stories with social relevance, and tapped into new Canadian theatre companies for its material.

Selected Episodes:

An Angel against the Night, produced and directed by Ronald Weyman.

Find Volopchi!!, directed by Rudi Dorn.

Raisins and Almonds, directed by Don S. Williams.

Village Wooing, written by G.B. Shaw, directed by Mario Prizek.

The Good and Faithful Servant, written by Joe Orton, directed by George Bloomfield.

Lives of Girls and Women, written by Alice Munro and directed by Allan King.

Ten Lost Years, written by Barry Broadfoot and directed by John McGreevy.

The Trial of Sinyavsky and Daniel, directed by Ted Kotcheff.

Lulu Street, written by Ann Henry and directed by Alvin Rakoff.

The First Night of Pygmalion, written by Richard Huggett and directed by Eric Till.

1837, written by Rick Salutin and directed by Paul Thompson.

Red Emma, written by Carol Bolt and directed by Martin Kinch and Allan King.

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Written by John Corcelli – August, 2005